MLB -- Reduced suspension of Padres C Josh Bard from three games to two.

CARDINALS -- Activated OF Jim Edmonds from 15-day DL. Optioned P Andy Cavazos to Triple-A Memphis.


CUBS -- Purchased contract of C Jake Fox fromDouble-A Tennessee.

DEVIL RAYS -- Recalled P Jae Kuk Ryu and purchased contract of P Scott Dohmann from Triple-A Durham. Optioned IF Jorge Cantu to Durham. Designated OF Dustan Mohr for assignment.

GIANTS -- Activated P Jonathan Sanchez from 15-day DL. Optioned P Patrick Misch to Triple-A Fresno.

MARLINS -- Activated OF Cody Ross from 15-day DL. Optioned OF Eric Reed to Triple-A Albuquerque.

NATIONALS -- Signed P Hector Carrasco to minor league contract.

ORIOLES -- Activated P Jon Leicester from 60-day DL and designated him for assignment. Optioned P Garrett Olson to Triple-A Norfolk.

PHILLIES -- Agreed to terms with P Joe Savery.

PIRATES -- Acquirred IF Cesar Izturis and cash considerations from Cubs for player to be named.


RANGERS -- Placed P Akinori Otsuka on 15-day DL, retroactive to July 9. Recalled P ScottFeldman from Triple-A Oklahoma.

REDS -- Placed P Aaron Harang on bereavement list. Purchased contract of P Ricky Stone from Triple-A Louisville. Transferred P Eric Milton (Maryland) from 15- to 60-day DL.

TIGERS -- Placed OF Marcus Thames on 15-day DL. Called up OF Timo Perez from Triple-A Toledo.


BOBCATS -- Re-signed F Gerald Wallace and G Matt Carroll to six-year contracts.

LAKERS -- Re-signed C Chris Mihm.



IOWA STATE -- Dismissed G Mike Taylor from men's basketball team after series of arrests.

JOHNS HOPKINS -- Signed men's lacrosse coach Dave Pietramala to four-year contract extension through 2013.

MCDANIEL -- Named Jim Reigel men's soccer coach.


CARDINALS -- Agreed with LB Buster Davis on three-year contract.


DOLPHINS -- Signed C Samson Satele to four-year contract.

PATRIOTS -- Signed LB Chad Brown. Released CB Antwain Spann, WR Jonathan Smith and TE Jake Nordin.

SEAHAWKS -- Released C Nick Jones.

STEELERS -- Released WR Gerran Walker and C Jared Retkofsky.

TEXANS -- Signed LB Zac Diles and DT Thomas Smith. Released TE Luke Smith-Anderson.



CAPITALS -- Re-signed C David Steckel to two-year contract and D Jamie Hunt to one-year contract.